Home Front

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1 August 1917 - Dorothea Winwood20170801

In Folkestone, Dorothea experiences a private sadness.

1 February 1916 - Nell Kingsley20160201

On this day, Britain woke up to news of a terrible series of zeppelin attacks on the East coast, leaving 59 dead, and Nell Kingsley looks set to lose the job she loved.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1 February 1917 - Cressida Marshall20170201

On this day in 1917, Germany officially resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, and in Tynemouth, Cressida is making a small but courageous step forwards

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1 January 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160101

On this day the Home Secretary resigned as the first draft of the Compulsory Military Service Bill was considered by the Cabinet, and in Folkestone Hilary Pearce makes an unexpected offer.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Shaun McKenna

Sound: Martha Littlehailes

Composer: Matthew Strachan

Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

1 June 1917 - Jessie Moore20170601

Funerals are held for more victims of the air raid, and Jessie Moore confronts her loss.

1 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170501

In Folkestone, Kitty must keep her own counsel.

1 September 1916 - Dorothea Winwood20160901

On this day in 1916, Bertrand Russell received notice restricting his access to military areas, and Ralph Winwood returns home to a limited welcome.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

1 September 1917 - Adeline Lumley20170901
10 August 1916 - Gabriel Graham20160810

On this day in 1916, a letter from Lloyd George exhorted the nation to watch the new film 'The Battle of the Somme', and in Folkestone, the Grahams face an impossible situation.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10 August 1917 - Sylvia Graham20170810

In Folkestone, Sylvia Graham hosts wounded soldiers.

10 February 1916 - Victor Lumley20160210

On this day conscription came into effect, and Victor Lumley is desperate to return to his men in France.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

10 January 1917 - Jj Saltz20170110

On this day in 1917, "The Silent Sentinels" began their suffrage protest outside the White House, which would last over two years, and in Tynemouth Mr Saltz is feeling insubordinate.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi and Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

10 May 1916 - Hetty Cox20160510

On this day in 1916, for the first time 18 year olds could be called up for home service, and Hetty is in unforgiving mood.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10 May 1917 - Ralph Winwood20170510

Ralph Winwood sets about trying to put together a roll of honour for St Jude's.

11 April 1916 - Dieter Lippke20160411

On this day in 1916, as reports came in of the German army crossing into the French trenches at Verdun, Dieter's position at Buckfast Abbey is threatened.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11 August 1916 - Juliet Argent20160811

On this day in 1916, Italy drives Germany back nine miles from Gorizia with 32,000 losses, and Juliet Argent faces losing her husband.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11 August 1917 - Dennis Monk20170811

Jessie directs her powers of persuasion at Dennis Monk.

11 February 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160211

On this day nurse and women's rights campaigner Emma Golden was arrested in New York, and the Wilson family struggle with their secrets.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11 January 1916 - Dorothea Winwood20160111

On this day the Allies occupied the Kaiser's villa on Corfu, and Nell is shocked by news of a patient close to her heart.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11 January 1917 - Lester Reed20170111

On this day in 1917, an explosion at a New Jersey munitions factory raised fears of German saboteurs, and Lester Reed continues to point the finger at Tynemouth's enemies within.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

11 May 1916 - Isabel Graham20160511

On this day in 1916, The Times reported that Sir Roger Casement was to be tried for High Treason, for his involvement in the Easter Rising, and Isabel gets a lesson in relaxing.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11 May 1917 - Cynthia Hamilton20170511

Dorothea and Cynthia swap quiet confidences.

11 September 1917 - Howard Argent20170911

In Folkestone, Howard's day is brighter than usual.

On this day in 1917, Lt Douglas Malcolm was acquitted of murdering Count de Borch, his wife's Russian lover, despite having shot him, and in Folkestone, Dr Howard Argent's day is louder and brighter than usual.

Cast
Dr Howard Argent....Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Argent....Olivia Ross
Victor Lumley....Joel MacCormack
Olive Hargreaves....Rhiannon Neads
Ulysses Pilchard....Khalid Abdalla

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12 April 1916 - Adam Wilson20160412

On this day in 1916, Glasgow revolutionary John Maclean was imprisoned for breaches of the Defence of the Realm Act, and Adam Wilson finally meets up with an old friend.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12 August 1916 - Alice Macknade20160812

On this day in 1916, 'magical results' were reported at the provision of masks to conceal facial injuries, and Alice Macknade's life seems blessed.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12 December 1916 - Geoffrey Marshall20161212

On this day in 1916, Germany offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, and in Tynemouth, Geoffrey Marshall builds a new alliance with a New York steel magnate.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES

Season 9 of Home Front (Foreign Bodies) opens shortly after the Somme, on the day a war-weary Germany made a peace offer to the Allies via neutral America - an offer treated with suspicion by Lloyd George's new Government, formed only the day before.

After two and a half years of war, and against a backdrop of the British Empire Union's "Intern Them All" rallies, anxieties about foreigners were beginning to simmer ever closer to the surface across Britain. There were real fears of a "hidden hand", networks of "Hunnish" sympathisers going up to the highest level of Government, with an agenda to destroy the country from within. Newspapers and politicians called for public lists of both naturalised and unnaturalised "aliens", whose patriotism was constantly questioned. In Tyneside, a crucible of foreign sailors, munitions factories and a tradition of dissent, paranoia about foreign bodies was most keenly felt.

Season 9 of Home Front is story-led by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (PILGRIM, MR RAINBOW) and written by Sarah Daniels (THE CAZALETS, EATING FOR ENGLAND), Katie Hims (MARTIN BECK, KING DAVID), Shaun McKenna (THE FORSYTES) and Claudine Toutoungi (SLIPPING).

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12 February 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160212

On this day a secret meeting of the Non-Conscription fellowship was held in Kentish town, while in Folkestone it's a day of celebrations.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

12 January 1916 - Sylvia Graham20160112

On this day the South Wales Miners voted to oppose conscription, and in Folkestone Sylvia Graham has a change of heart.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

12 January 1917 - Marion Wardle20170112

On this day in 1917, riots erupted in Hamburg over food shortages, and in Tynemouth too there is unrest on the streets.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

12 May 1916 - Edwin Lloyd20160512

On this day in 1916, the papers reported food shortages in Germany at a dire level, and in Ashburton, Edwin Lloyd is well enough to start work again.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12 May 1917 - Isabel Graham20170512

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago.

On this day in 1917, the War Office announced that it would open voluntary attestation to men up to the age of 50, and Isabel assembles a mixed choir.

Singers....Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs
Organ....David Smith

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Singers conducted by Sam Evans
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12 September 1916 - Ivy Layton20160912

On this day in 1916, the papers revealed the arrest of an agent, in Rotterdam, for recruiting spies, and in Folkestone, Ivy Layton enlists a film projectionist.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

12 September 1917 - Alice Macknade20170912

Alice's birthday gets off to a terrible start.

On this day in 1917, British naval planes bombed Zeebrugge, and in Folkestone, Alice's birthday gets off to a terrible start.

Cast
Alice Macknade....Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade....Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade....Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx....Pierre Elliott
Florrie Wilson....Claire Rushbrook
Kathy Marx....Sarah Ridgeway

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13 April 1916 - Cora Gidley20160413

On this day in 1916, the Mexican government requested a withdrawal of American troops from their territory, and in Staverton, Cora Gidley has a domestic crisis.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13 December 1916 - Marion Wardle20161213

On this day in 1916, French President Briand dismissed Germany's peace offer, while in Tynemouth, Marion rekindles an old friendship, and builds a new one.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

13 January 191620160113

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

13 January 1917 - Alan Lowther20170113

On this day in 1917, a new German peace note laid full responsibility for the continued bloodshed on the Allies, and Alan Lowther struggles under his own burden of responsibility.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

13 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley20160513

On this day in 1916, the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith visited Mountjoy prison in Dublin, where De Valera refused to shake his hand, and in Staverton, it's Alexander's birthday.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13 November 1917 - Edie Chadwick20171113

In Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is looking for a fight.

The first episode of a new season, set in the North East, in the shadow of the Russian Revolution. On this day in 1917, in Petrograd, the Bolsheviks conclusively defeated Kerensky's counter-revolutionaries, and in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is looking for a fight.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes
The excitement and fear provoked by the Bolshevik Revolution that overturned Russia, Britain's greatest ally in the war, rippled out around the world and - briefly - made people believe that anything was possible.

Season 12 of Home Front, 'Giddy with Possibility', is set back in the world of industrial Tyneside, at a time of unprecedented unrest and union activity, and where ladies' football is gaining a foothold in the national imagination.

Story-led by Shaun McKenna, Season 12 brings together the talents of Sebastian Baczkiewicz, Sarah Daniels, Caroline Horton and Katie Hims.

13 November 1917 - Edie Chadwick20171113

In Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is looking for a fight.

The first episode of a new season, set in the North East, in the shadow of the Russian Revolution. On this day in 1917, in Petrograd, the Bolsheviks conclusively defeated Kerensky's counter-revolutionaries, and in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is looking for a fight.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes
The excitement and fear provoked by the Bolshevik Revolution that overturned Russia, Britain's greatest ally in the war, rippled out around the world and - briefly - made people believe that anything was possible.

Season 12 of Home Front, 'Giddy with Possibility', is set back in the world of industrial Tyneside, at a time of unprecedented unrest and union activity, and where ladies' football is gaining a foothold in the national imagination.

Story-led by Shaun McKenna, Season 12 brings together the talents of Sebastian Baczkiewicz, Sarah Daniels, Caroline Horton and Katie Hims.

13 September 1916 - Hugh Cavendish20160913

On this day in 1916, the town of Tennessee publicly hanged Mary the circus elephant for the death of her trainer, and Lieutenant Cavendish faces Dr Argent at The Grand Hotel

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

13 September 1917 - Albert Wilson20170913

The Wilsons try to repair their damaged family.

14 April 1916 - Edwin Lloyd20160414

On this day in 1916, British airmen who had bombarded Constantinople, all returned safely from the 300 mile round flight, and Edwin Lloyd feels a long way from home.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

14 August 1917 - Howard Argent20170814

Howard Argent plays mediator.

14 December 1916 - Lester Reed20161214

On this day in 1916, Lord Devonport declared in his maiden speech as Food Controller that rationing might be necessary, while in Tynemouth, Lester Reed is delighted with his lot.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

14 January 1916 - Isabel Graham20160114

On this day four Germans were recaptured after attempting to escape a Prisoner of War Camp, and Isabel discovers Belgian refugees in Folkestone.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

14 November 1917 - Joyce Lyle20171114

There is a zealous new women's welfare officer in Tynemouth.

14 September 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160914

On this day in 1916, a munitions factory in Essex exploded killing seven and injuring 72, and in Folkestone, Kitty makes a painful decision

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

14 September 1917 - Jessie Moore20170914

Jessie and Adam find themselves in the middle of events.

On this day in 1917, Noel Chavasse became the only soldier to receive two VCs in the Great War, and in Folkestone, Jessie and Adam find themselves in the middle of events.

Cast
Jessie Moore....Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton....Lizzy Watts
Eleanor Tanney....Sarah Ridgeway
Adam Wilson....Billy Kennedy
Norman Harris....Sean Baker

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15 April 1916 - Tobias Holden20160415

On this day in 1916, the cabinet met in Downing street to discuss the problems of conscription and recruitment, and Tobias has a day of surprises.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15 August 1916 - Florrie Wilson20160815

On this day in 1916, the King praised the 'spirit of cheerful confidence' he found amongst the troops in France, while in Folkestone, optimism eludes Florrie Wilson.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

15 August 1917 - Juliet Cavendish20170815

Juliet Cavendish finds her working conditions oppressive.

15 December 1916 - Martha Lamb20161215

On this day in 1916, the Women's Imperial Defence Council discussed fears of "the hidden hand", and at Marshall's factory, Martha Lamb is determined that the women's voices are heard.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

15 January 1916 - Norman Harris20160115

On this day Emmeline Pankhurst was detained in New York after arriving for a tour of North America, and in Folkestone there are new arrivals at the Police station.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

15 May 1917 - Victor Lumley20170515

In Folkestone, Victor Lumley feels far from the action.

15 November 1917 - Johnnie Marshall20171115

In Tynemouth, Johnnie sees more to Aunt Phyllis than he had suspected.

On this day in 1917, the Finnish parliament declared their independence from Russia, and in Tynemouth, Johnnie sees more to Aunt Phyllis than he'd suspected.

Cast
Johnnie Marshall....Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall....Isabella Inchbald
Sarah Illingworth....Naomi Frederick
Matthew Ash....David Reakes
Phyllis Marshall....Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley....Helen Schlesinger
Beatrice Marshall....Eviee Lavery
Gussie Marshall....Grace Doherty

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15 November 1917 - Johnnie Marshall20171115

In Tynemouth, Johnnie sees more to Aunt Phyllis than he had suspected.

On this day in 1917, the Finnish parliament declared their independence from Russia, and in Tynemouth, Johnnie sees more to Aunt Phyllis than he'd suspected.

Cast
Johnnie Marshall....Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall....Isabella Inchbald
Sarah Illingworth....Naomi Frederick
Matthew Ash....David Reakes
Phyllis Marshall....Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley....Helen Schlesinger
Beatrice Marshall....Eviee Lavery
Gussie Marshall....Grace Doherty

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15 September 1916 - Adam Wilson20160915

On this day in 1916, the Prime Minister's son, Raymond Asquith, was killed in action, and in Folkestone Adam Wilson finds himself caught up in real war games.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

15 September 1917 - Ivy Layton20170915

Ivy Layton's suspicions grow more acute.

16 August 1916 - Hugh Cavendish20160816

On this day in 1916, the French gained a mile of trenches at the Somme, and in Folkestone, Hugh Cavendish resists the incursions of Cecil Cameron.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16 August 1917 - Ulysses Pilchard20170816

Dr Pilchard gains ground with his electro-shock treatment.

16 December 1916 - Edgar Bates20161216

On this day in 1916, Newcastle papers condemned German use of "Belgian slavery", and at The Examiner, Edgar Bates' new reporter is not what he'd been expecting.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16 January 1917 - Sylvia Graham20170116

On this day in 1917, the Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted, proposing a German-Mexican alliance, and in Tynemouth, Sylvia Graham finds an unlikely ally.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

16 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley20160516

On this day in 1916, three German steamers were torpedoed by Russian submarines, and in Staverton, Alexander Gidley is shaken by a letter from the War Office.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

16 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170516

In Folkestone, Kitty is in need of female friendship.

16 November 1917 - Alan Lowther20171116

Anzac troops occupy Jaffa, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is thinking of cake.

16 September 1916 - Norman Harris20160916

On this day in 1916, papers reported the successful first deployment of 'a new type of heavy armoured car' called a tank, which might change the course of the war, and in Folkestone, Maisie Harris is captivated by the Battle of the Somme film.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

17 April 1917 - Ralph Winwood20170417

Ralph Winwood returns from France to a Folkestone he does not recognise.

On this day in 1917, newspapers reported that food prices had risen 94% since the start of the war, and Ralph Winwood returns from France to a Folkestone he doesn't recognise.

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES

HOME FRONT SEASON 10: OUR DAILY BREAD

Season Ten has as its theme the Church.

By April 1917, food shortages were becoming a focus of Great War Britain. In Berlin, the day before our season opens, there were food riots and strikes in protest against food rationing. Meanwhile in Britain, discussions were beginning about voluntary rationing for the upper classes, and the working classes struggled to afford what food there was.

Nearly three years into the war, with no prospect of peace on the horizon, and many, many families touched by loss and grief, the desire to memorialise the fallen took hold, and the debate about intercessionary prayers (i.e. for the dead) raged. Just after the season's close, the Archbishop of Canterbury controversially included an intercessionary prayer in his new prayer book.

Out of nowhere, on 25 May 1917, a fleet of Gothas attacked the South coast of Britain, specifically Folkestone, in the first ever air raid on Britain, causing the greatest number of civilian casualties of the war to date.

A special edition of Home Front: A LIGHTENING, written by Sarah Daniels and directed by Jessica Dromgoole, will be broadcast as Radio 4's Afternoon Drama on 25 May 2017 to mark this anniversary.

Season 10 of Home Front is story-led by Sarah Daniels (THE CAZALETS, EATING FOR ENGLAND), and written by Shaun McKenna (THE FORSYTES), Sebastian Baczkiewicz (PILGRIM, MR RAINBOW), and Katie Hims (LOST PROPERTY, BLACK DOG).

On this day in 1917, newspapers reported that food prices had risen 94% since the start of the war, and Ralph Winwood returns from France to a Folkestone he doesn't recognise.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES

HOME FRONT SEASON 10: OUR DAILY BREAD

Season Ten has as its theme the Church.

By April 1917, food shortages were becoming a focus of Great War Britain. In Berlin, the day before our season opens, there were food riots and strikes in protest against food rationing. Meanwhile in Britain, discussions were beginning about voluntary rationing for the upper classes, and the working classes struggled to afford what food there was.

Nearly three years into the war, with no prospect of peace on the horizon, and many, many families touched by loss and grief, the desire to memorialise the fallen took hold, and the debate about intercessionary prayers (i.e. for the dead) raged. Just after the season's close, the Archbishop of Canterbury controversially included an intercessionary prayer in his new prayer book.

Out of nowhere, on 25 May 1917, a fleet of Gothas attacked the South coast of Britain, specifically Folkestone, in the first ever air raid on Britain, causing the greatest number of civilian casualties of the war to date.

A special edition of Home Front: A LIGHTENING, written by Sarah Daniels and directed by Jessica Dromgoole, will be broadcast as Radio 4's Afternoon Drama on 25 May 2017 to mark this anniversary.

Season 10 of Home Front is story-led by Sarah Daniels (THE CAZALETS, EATING FOR ENGLAND), and written by Shaun McKenna (THE FORSYTES), Sebastian Baczkiewicz (PILGRIM, MR RAINBOW), and Katie Hims (LOST PROPERTY, BLACK DOG).

17 August 1916 - Esme Macknade20160817

On this day in 1916, Romania pledged to join the allies at war, and in Folkestone, Esme Macknade steels herself to face her father.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

17 August 1917 - Adeline Lumley20170817

Adeline and Victor Lumley both see clearly, but in different ways.

17 January 1917 - Iris Reed20170117

On this day in 1917, an appeal was issued in the Times for women workers to help at YMCA recreation huts in France, and in North Shields, Iris Reed plans some entertainment of her own.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

17 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160517

On this day in 1916, Sir Roger Casement was sent to Brixton Prison to await trial for treason, and at Halecot Farm, old loyalties are strained.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

17 May 1917 - Walter Hamilton20170517

In Folkestone, Walter Hamilton's generosity is stretched.

17 November 1917 - Lester Reed20171117

In Tynemouth, it is clear that Lester Reed has been thinking.

18 April 1916 - Emily Colville20160418

On this day in 1916, dissent divided the cabinet over the extension of conscription, while in Ashburton Emily Colville faces unexpected hostility.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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18 April 1917 - Alec Poole20170418

On this day in 1917, German strikers returned to work after protesting food shortages, and in Folkestone, Alec Poole offers spiritual sustenance to an unorthodox congregation.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

In Folkestone, Alec Poole offers spiritual sustenance to an unorthodox congregation.

18 August 1916 - Johnnie Marshall20160818

On this day in 1916, a clergyman's daughter was fined for sending photographs of German POW's to a newspaper, and in Folkestone, rival British intelligence agencies compete for position.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

18 August 191720170818

Sergeant Harris marks the first anniversary of his sons' deaths.

18 January 1916 - Ralph Winwood20160118

On this day, the battle of Sheik Sa'ad represented the first of several efforts to relieve the Siege of Kut, and Ralph Winwood has a mission of his own.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18 January 1917 - Dr Walker20170118

On this day in 1917, the headline in the Daily Mirror was "Women Must make Greater Effort", and in Tynemouth, journalist D R Walker finds that all the stories she pursues come back to one thing.,

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18 May 1916 - Emily Colville20160518

On this day in 1916 seven members of the No Conscription Fellowship were sentenced to imprisonment, and in Ashburton, Emily Colville resists her duty.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

18 May 1917 - Esme Macknade20170518

In Folkestone, Esme's patience is in short supply.

18 September 1917 - Ralph Winwood20170918

At St Jude's vicarage, Dorothea prepares for her first day back at the Bevan.

19 April 1916 - Rose Fairweather20160419

On this day in 1916, the Western Times announced that two British Officers had escaped from POW camp, and Rose Fairweather feels trapped on Blackfold farm.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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19 April 1917 - Maisie Harris20170419

On this day in 1917, a report from Russia claimed the revolutionary movement was spreading in the south with "tranquillity" that was "almost miraculous", while in Folkestone, Maisie Harris searches for the still, small voice.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

In Folkestone, Maisie Harris searches for the still, small voice.

On this day in 1917, a report from Russia claimed the revolutionary movement was spreading in the south with "tranquillity" that was "almost miraculous", while in Folkestone, Maisie Harris searches for the still, small voice.

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

19 August 1916 - Norman Harris20160819

On this day in 1916, the papers reported a "Great British Day on the Somme", and in Folkestone, Norman Harris's life changes direction.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

19 December 1916 - Alan Lowther20161219

On this day in 1916, the Committee for the Relief of Belgians announced that 8 million envelopes would be left on British Christmas tables for donations, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther has a lot on his plate.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19 January 1916 - Alec Poole20160119

On this day, negotiations between Montenegro and Austria were broken off, and it appears to parallel events in the Winwood household.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19 January 1917 - Marion Wardle20170119

On this day in 1917, a munitions factory explosion in Silvertown, East London, killed 73 workers, and damaged 70,000 properties, and in North Shields, Marion is still shaken by recent events.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19 May 1916 - John Rossiter20160519

On this day in 1916, unified Russian and British forces drove the Turks from the banks of the Tigris, while at Spittal End Farm, John Rossiter begins to warm towards Rose.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

19 May 1917 - Noah Hamilton20170519

In Folkestone, Noah Hamilton is tempted to disappear.

19 September 1916 - Florrie Wilson20160919

On this day in 1916, the Times celebrated a boy scout whose information helped catch a spy and sink a submarine, and Florrie Wilson gets interesting news from Mrs Crayford.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19 September 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170919

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. Kitty Lumley feels trapped.

2 August 1917 - Jessie Moore20170802

In Folkestone, Jessie lives under a cloud.

2 February 1916 - Isabel Graham20160202

On this day, the Board of Agriculture issued a notice advising that convalescent soldiers could be used for farm work, and Isabel tries hard to find something for Cristine to do.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

2 February 1917 - Dr Walker20170202

This day in 1917 marked the official formation of the Women's Land Army, and in Tynemouth, Dilys works out how to win her fight.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

2 January 1917 - Phyllis Marshall20170102

On this day in 1917, the Ministry of Munitions met unions in London to discuss pay and in Tynemouth, Marshalls' munitions factory is busy with visitors.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

2 June 1917 - Dorothea Winwood20170602

In Folkestone, Dorothea is on a mission for the truth.

On this day in 1917, Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop shot down three German planes on a solo flight behind enemy lines, and in Folkestone, Dorothea Winwood's on a mission for the truth.

Singers....Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs
Organ....David Smith
Conductor....Sam Evans

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

2 May 1916 - Adam Wilson20160502

On this day in 1916, A Zeppelin raid on the north east and southern Scottish coasts killed 36, and a letter arrives for Lewis Cox.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

2 May 1917 - Ralph Winwood20170502

At St Jude's, Ralph is still doing penance.

On this day in 1917, the Archbishop of Canterbury warned, "the Christian Judgement of England is that when we come out of this war, we mean to come out with clean hands", while at St Jude's, Ralph Winwood is still doing penance.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

2 September 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160902

On this day in 1916, two cases of the plague were confirmed in Hull, and in Folkestone, a rumour begins to take hold.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

20 April 1916 - Elspeth Tavener20160420

On this day in 1916, a cabinet crisis was narrowly averted when the Prime Minister agreed to extend conscription, but the rift widens between Halecot and Blackfold farms.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

SECRET SHAKESPEARE - Did you spot them?

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20 April 1917 - Noah Hamilton20170420

On this day in 1917, a special American service was held at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the US entry into the war, and in Folkestone, the new vicar's son, Noah Hamilton, pursues small acts of resistance.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

In Folkestone, Noah Hamilton pursues small acts of resistance.

20 December 1916 - Adeline Lumley20161220

On this day in 1916, the German peace proposals were published in Britain, and in Collingwood, Adeline has negotiations of her own.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20 January 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160120

On this day, the first men from the Derby Scheme were mobilised for service, and Kitty has a moment of hope for her missing brother.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20 January 1917 - Adeline Lumley20170120

On this day in 1917, the Daily Mail launched a campaign against spiritualism, ridiculing the notion that people could communicate with the dead, but in Collingwood, Adeline has some wonderful news.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20 May 1916 - Cyrus Colville20160520

On this day in 1916, an air raid on Kent destroyed a public house, while in the County Tribunal in Exeter, Cyrus Colville is on fiery form.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

20 November 1917 - Edie Chadwick20171120

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

20 September 1916 - Alec Poole20160920

On this day in 1916, the Bishop of London declared that 'shooting would be too good for' certain men and women walking around Piccadilly, and in Folkestone, Alec grows weary of his double life.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20 September 1917 - Adeline Lumley20170920

A traumatised soldier shares a day of small joys with Adeline Lumley.

On this day in 1917, Jamaican seventeen year old Herbert Morris, believed to be suffering from shell shock, was shot at dawn for desertion in France, while in Folkestone, a traumatised soldier shares a day of small joys with Adeline Lumley.

Written by Shaun McKenna and Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

On this day in 1917, Jamaican seventeen year old Herbert Morris, believed to be suffering from shell shock, was shot at dawn for desertion in France, while in Folkestone, a traumatised soldier shares a day of small joys with Adeline Lumley.

Written by Shaun McKenna & Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

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21 April 1916 - Tobias Holden20160421

On this day in 1916, a British naval patrol intercepted Sir Roger Casement bringing munitions to Ireland, and Tobias Holden tries to mend bridges.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

SECRET SHAKESPEARE - Did you spot them?

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21 April 1917 - Sylvia Graham20170421

Sylvia Graham's patriotism is invigorated.

On this day in 1917, six German destroyers attacked two British patrol boats in the early hours of the morning, and Sylvia Graham's patriotism is invigorated.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

21 August 1917 - Ulysses Pilchard20170821
21 December 1915 - Florrie Wilson20151221

On this day, as Folkestone began to recover from a major landslide, it appears that the Wilsons have all developed little rituals.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes

This is the first episode of Season 6 of Home Front, a season set in Sandgate, near Folkestone, focused on Nursing and Casualties, led by writer Shaun McKenna. In late 1915, and early 1916, the flow of wounded from (and medical staff to) France was on the increase, although it hadn't yet hit the near-industrial heights it would reach later in 1916. This, combined with the moment when it appeared that conscription would become inevitable, changed the narrative of Great War Britain completely.

Season 6 boasts some new faces alongside our regulars. Martine McCutcheon (EastEnders) joins the cast as Ruby Tulliver, half sister of the deceased Archie, Aimee Ffion Edwards (The Detectorists) has a cameo as June Grey, a prostitute, Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) takes over the role of Albert Wilson, and Alice Lowe (Sightseers) plays Winifred Dinsdale, a pioneer member of the Women's Police Service.

21 December 1916 - Marion Wardle20161221

On this day in 1916, the Triple Industrial Alliance protested the use of Chinese labour on ships without equal pay, and there are grumblings in the Belgian colony in Birtley.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

21 January 1916 - Marion Wardle20160121

On this day, the Prime Minister stated that more women workers would be needed to supply enough munitions to the war, and former factory workers Marion and Edie feel even more liberated.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

21 November 1917 - Sarah Illingworth20171121

Sarah Illingworth brings discipline to the Marshalls' munitionettes.

21 September 1916 - Ralph Winwood20160921

On this day in 1916, the British Army took two lines of enemy trenches, and Dorothea deploys a surprise strategy for her father's memorial.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

21 September 1917 - Victor Lumley20170921

Series set in Great War Britain. At the Bevan hospital, Victor Lumley's day is volatile.

22 April 1916 - William Fulford20160422

On this day in 1916, Emmeline Pankhurst condemned her daughter Sylvia's involvement in an anti-conscription rally, and in Ashburton, William Fulford too is at odds with his parents.

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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22 August 1916 - Juliet Cavendish20160822

On this day in 1916, 15,000 pilgrims gathered at Lourdes to pray for the safe return of their fathers from war, and Juliet is finding it hard to reconcile her delight and her fears.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

22 August 1917 - Isabel Graham20170822
22 December 1915 - Dorothea Winwood20151222

Minister of munitions, David Lloyd George made an official visit to armaments factories in Newcastle, and it is Dorothea's first day at the Bevan Hospital.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

22 December 1916 - Evelina White20161222

On this day in 1916, the King reminded parliament that "vigorous prosecution of war must be our sole endeavour" and Evelina is determined to keep politics out of her toyshop.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

22 January 1916 - Isabel Graham20160122

On this day, the Dublin police raided several houses, seizing arms and a printing press, and Isabel is unhappy witness to a raid on the Belgian restaurant.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

22 May 1917 - Maisie Harris20170522

In Folkestone, Maisie Harris finds a real friend.

On this day in 1917, Christabel Pankhurst addressed a meeting of the Women's Socialist and Political Union, and in Folkestone, Maisie Harris finds a real friend.

Singers....Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs
Organ - David Smith

Written by Sarah Daniels
Singers conducted by Sam Evans
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

22 November 1917 - Marion Wardle20171122

At Marshalls, the munitionettes take a stand.

22 September 1916 - Juliet Cavendish20160922

On this day in 1916, a German seaplane was spotted over Dover, and Hugh and Juliet Cavendish try to create a perfect day.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

22 September 1917 - Sylvia Graham20170922

In the final episode of this season, Sylvia Graham tries to make amends.

On this day in 1917, the National Health Insurance Commission recommended free treatment of all invalided soldiers and sailors, and in Folkestone, in the final episode of Season 11, Sylvia Graham tries to make amends.

Home Front returns on 13 November with a new season set in Tynemouth

Written by Shaun McKenna and Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

On this day in 1917, the National Health Insurance Commission recommended free treatment of all invalided soldiers and sailors, and in Folkestone, in the final episode of Season 11, Sylvia Graham tries to make amends.

Home Front returns on 13 November with a new season set in Tynemouth

Written by Shaun McKenna & Katie Hims
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

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23 August 1916 - Alec Poole20160823

On this day in 1916, the British army gained 200 yards just south of Thiepval, and the Reverend Alec Poole has a complicated day.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

23 August 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170823

Kitty seeks to retrieve what she has lost.

23 December 1915 - Albert Wilson20151223

On this day, Vera Brittain's fiancé, Roland Leighton, died in France, and in Folkestone, Albert tries to lift the curse on the house of Wilson.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

23 December 191620161223

On this day in 1916, the Russian Icebreaker, the St. Alexander Nevsky is launched on the Tyne but it isn't the story Dilys wants to cover.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

23 January 1917 - Kenny Stokoe20170123

On this day in 1917, the Board of Education announced it would consider training wounded soldiers for teaching, and in Tynemouth, injured veteran Kenny Stokoe tries to make amends.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

23 May 1916 - Emily Colville20160523

On this day in 1916, the Devon and Exeter Gazette advertised the training of women in the lighter branches of farm work. And Lord Colville takes his daughter to the theatre.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

23 May 1917 - Esme Macknade20170523

In Folkestone, the cookery competition yields unexpected results.

23 September 1916 - Dennis Monk20160923

On this day in 1916, two Zeppelins were brought down in Essex, and in Folkestone, Dennis Monk is plagued by his own past.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

24 April 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170424

On this day in 1917, a funeral was held in Dover for the 7 British and 28 German casualties of the 2nd Battle of Dover Straits, while in Folkestone, there's a new start for Kitty.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

In Folkestone, there is a new start for Kitty.

24 August 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160824

On this day in 1916, following zeppelin raids on the South East coast, Hilary Pearce is all set to go to war.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

24 August 1917 - Dennis Monk20170824

Dennis Monk gives his advice away freely.

24 December 1915 - Marion Wardle20151224

On this day, the Turkish attacked the British Indian garrison at Kut al Amara, and Marion meets a charming soldier.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

24 January 1917 - Alan Lowther20170124

On this day in 1917, German forces regained lost ground from Russia in an offensive near Riga, while in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is besieged from all sides.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

24 May 1916 - Dieter Lippke20160524

On this day in 1916, the Union Jack was to be flown from every public building for Empire Day, and Dieter feels increasingly isolated.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

24 May 1917 - Jessie Moore20170524

Folkestone celebrates Empire Day.

25 April 1916 - Adam Wilson20160425

On this day in 1916, German cruisers bombarded Lowestoft, damaging 200 homes, and an unexpected visitor shatters the peace at Halecot Farm.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

25 April 1917 - Walter Hamilton20170425

On this day in 1917, there were protests in Plymouth against the light treatment of conscientious objectors, while in Folkestone, Reverend Hamilton is feeling less lenient.

Singers - Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs

Written by Shaun McKenna

Singers conducted by Sam Evans

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago.

On this day in 1917, there were protests in Plymouth against the light treatment of conscientious objectors, while in Folkestone, Reverend Hamilton is feeling less lenient.

Singers....Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs

Written by Shaun McKenna
Singers conducted by Sam Evans
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

25 August 1916 - Kitty Wilson20160825

On this day in 1916, there were more air raids on the East Coast, with 29 casualties, and Kitty discovers that anyone communicating in secret code runs the risk of being labelled a spy.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

25 August 1917 - Sylvia Graham20170825
25 January 1916 - Bob Capeling20160125

On this day a conference on shell shock began at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Bob Capeling finds himself in difficulties at the Bevan.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

25 January 1917 - Sylvia Graham20170125

On this day in 1917, 354 Canadian soldiers drowned when their ship hit a mine off the Irish coast, and at Collingwood Sylvia Graham does her best to steer her family through choppy waters.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

25 May 1916 - Oswald Dyer20160525

On this day in 1916, Sir Neville Chamberlain opened the Royal commission on the Irish Rebellion in Dublin, and Oswald Dyer attends tribunal in Exeter.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

25 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170525

Tontine Street in Folkestone is packed with shoppers preparing for Whitsun weekend.

26 April 1916 - Emily Colville20160426

On this day in 1916 the Conference of the Independent Labour Party resolved that 'socialists of all nations should refuse support to every war entered into by any government.' And in Ashburton, Emily is losing her resolve under Edwin's spell.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

26 April 1917 - Jessie Moore20170426

On this day in 1917, On this day in 1917, the YMCA appealed for workers in their base camps in France, and Jessie Moore would rather be anywhere than here.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago.

26 August 191620160826

On this day in 1916, the British took 200 yards of German trenches near Bazentin-le-Petit, capturing a machine gun, and Johnnie Marshall has a plan.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

26 December 1916 - Cressida Marshsall20161226

On this day in 1916, 400 soldiers' children were entertained at Windsor Castle, and at Marshall's factory too, Boxing Day is a festive occasion.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

26 January 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160126

On this day the pacifist Women's Freedom League declared that there would soon be a revival of suffragist activity, and at the Bevan Victor is finding his recovery painfully slow.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

26 January 1917 - Adeline Lumley20170126

On this day in 1917, the Speaker's Conference report recommended women over 30 should get the vote, while in Tynemouth, Adeline makes sure she is heard loud and clear.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

26 May 1916 - Adam Wilson20160526

On this day in 1916, the Bishop of Liverpool told conscientious objectors that they should leave the country if they refused to fight, and the Wilsons prepare to leave Halecot Farm.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

26 May 1917 - Alec Poole20170526

People in Folkestone mourn their dead.

26 September 1916 - Esme Macknade20160926

On this day in 1916, Combles and Thiepval fell to British troops, and in Folkestone, Esme Macknade has captured Oscar's interest.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

27 April 1916 - Johnnie Marshall20160427

On this day in 1916, Irish rebels stormed the town of Enniscorthy, and in Buckfast, Johnnie is a man on a mission.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

27 April 1917 - Hilary Pearce20170427

On this day in 1917, a Liverpool captain was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for helping people avoid conscription, while in Folkestone, Hilary gets his call up papers.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

In Folkestone, Hilary gets his call up papers.

27 December 1916 - Edie Chadwick20161227

On this day in 1916, the Sheffield Independent praised local munitionettes' "invasion of man's vigorous pursuits" at a ladies football match, and in Tyneside too the Marshall Girls say "fiddlesticks to convention"

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

27 January 1916 - Adeline Lumley20160127

On this day the Military Service Act was passed making conscription legal, and in Folkestone Adeline and Phyllis do their best for Victor.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

27 January 1917 - Dr Walker20170127

On this day in 1917, the King of Spain survived an assassination attempt, while in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is publicly recognised for heroism.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

27 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160527

On this day in 1916, President Wilson advocated the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, and at Halecot Farm, relations are troubled.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

27 September 1916 - Juliet Cavendish20160927

On this day in 1916, a woman in London was charged with child trafficking, and in Folkestone, the Cavendish family face another parting.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

28 April 1916 - Isaac Cox20160428

On this day in 1916, all men between 33 and 41 who had attested were called to report for service, and in Ashburton, Isaac discovers Lewis hasn't been working at Halecot Farm.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

28 April 1917 - Ralph Winwood20170428

The Winwoods host a dinner party.

On this day in 1917, the Food Controller's Wheat, Rye and Rice Restriction Order came into effect, and the Winwoods host a dinner party.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

28 August 1917 - Jessie Moore20170828
28 December 1915 - Ruth Billings20151228

On this day the Evening Herald reported the return of 800 wounded soldiers to Plymouth, and Ruth Billings's temper gets her into trouble.

Written by Richard Monks and Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

28 December 1916 - Kitty Lumley20161228

On this day in 1916, chronic food shortages were reported in Germany, while in Tynemouth, Kitty's friends find enough to go round.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

28 January 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160128

On this day President Wilson declared "The world is on fire, and sparks are likely to drop anywhere", and in Folkestone Hilary is moved by Ruby Tulliver.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

28 September 1916 - Ivy Layton20160928

On this day in 1916, an inquest in Paddington heard a charwoman was killed dusting an unexploded German shell on a mantelpiece, while at the Pleasure Gardens Theatre, a small miracle occurs.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

29 April 1916 - Alexander Gidley20160429

On this day in 1916, General Townshend surrendered, ending the Siege of Kut, and in Deanscombe Quarry, Alexander gets his first taste of being foreman.

Written by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

29 August 1916 - Alec Poole20160829

On this day in 1916, Paul von Hindenberg became German Chief of Staff, and in Folkestone, Alec Poole's loyalties are stretched.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

29 August 1917 - Esme Macknade20170829

In Folkestone, Esme Macknade craves a little peace.

29 December 1915 - Isabel Graham20151229

On this day France gifted the land holding British war cemeteries to Great Britain, and the Grahams discover where Adeline and Phyllis have gone.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

29 December 1916 - Dr Walker20161229

On this day in 1916, Rasputin was assassinated in Russia, while in Tynemouth D R Walker discovers an unexpected ally.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

29 January 1916 - Olive Hargreaves20160129

On this day a Canadian soldier was badly injured by a bus in Folkestone, and at the Bevan hospital Sister Hargreaves clashes with Dorothea.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

29 May 1917 - Alice Macknade20170529

In Folkestone the first seven funerals for victims of the great air raid take place.

29 September 1916 - Isabel Graham20160929

On this day in 1916, Lloyd George revealed 'There is no end of the war in sight', and in Folkestone, Isabel Graham summons her resolve.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

3 August 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170803

Kitty discovers a vital clue.

3 February 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160203

On this day, a wrecked zeppelin was spotted in the North Sea by a British trawler, and Hilary Pearce sets out to catch a very particular fish.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3 February 1917 - Edie Chadwick20170203

On this day in 1917, America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, and in North Shields, Marshalls Munitionettes Football Team have a challenge of their own.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Note:

This is the final episode in this season of Home Front, which returns to Radio 4 on 17th April 2017.

3 January 1917 - Gabriel Graham20170103

On this day in 1917, there was especially heavy German bombardment of the French at Verdun and the people of Tynemouth feel badly shaken.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3 May 1916 - Emily Colville20160503

On this day in 1916, cheers met the announcement in Parliament that three Irish rebel leaders had been executed, and in Ashburton Emily Colville is on course for collision with her fiancé.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

3 May 1917 - Howard Argent20170503

In Folkestone, Howard Argent happily surrenders.

30 August 1916 - Esme Macknade20160830

On this day in 1916, Turkey declared war on Rumania and Russia, and a new arrival at the Grahams' fractures Esme's peace of mind.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

30 August 1917 - Howard Argent20170830
30 December 1915 - Nell Kingsley20151230

On this day a British P&O liner was torpedoed killing 334, including women and children, and at the Bevan Hospital an injured soldier avoids returning to duty.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

30 December 1916 - Lester Reed20161230

On this day in 1916, the Allies formally rejected the German peace proposals as "less an offer of peace than a war manoeuvre", and in Tynemouth, Lester Reed stirs up the fighting spirit in those at home.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

30 January 1917 - Albert Wilson20170130

On this day in 1917, a deputation of suffragettes went to Downing Street to discuss the extension of the vote, but the prime minister refused to meet with them, and in Tynemouth, Albert Wilson is also disappointed.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

30 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170530

The air raid offers a new start for Kitty Lumley,.

30 September 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160930

On this day in 1916, the papers carried complaints about British men marrying German women, and in Folkestone, it's a day of secrets and unexpected joy.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

31 August 1916 - Juliet Argent20160831

On this day in 1916, the Battle of Verdun finally came to a close, and in Folkestone, Juliet Cavendish's marriage is on fragile ground.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

31 August 1917 - Florrie Wilson20170831
31 December 1915 - Alec Poole20151231

On this day a man was sentenced to three months hard labour for buying a soldier a bottle of whisky, and at the Bevan Hospital patients prepare for New Year's Eve.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

31 January 1917 - Marion Wardle20170131

On this day in 1917, three people were arrested for their secret plot to assassinate the Prime Minister, and in North Shields, Marion tells Edie Kitty's secret.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

31 July 1917 - Adeline Lumley20170731

At the Maudsley hospital in London, Adeline and Phyllis are on the offensive.

31 July 1917 marked the first day of Passchendaele, and - at the Maudsley hospital in London - Adeline and Phyllis are on the offensive.

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Notes
Home Front Season 11 focuses on madness and trauma, both military and civilian, and is subtitled 'Broken and Mad', a line from the Sassoon poem, Survivors

No doubt they'll soon get well; the shock and strain
Have caused their stammering, disconnected talk.
Of course they're 'longing to go out again,'-
These boys with old, scared faces, learning to walk.
They'll soon forget their haunted nights; their cowed
Subjection to the ghosts of friends who died,-
Their dreams that drip with murder; and they'll be proud
Of glorious war that shatter'd all their pride...
Men who went out to battle, grim and glad;
Children, with eyes that hate you, broken and mad.

Folkestone is still recovering from the first Gotha Air Raid that struck suddenly and devastatingly on 25 May 1917, killing nearly a hundred citizens. At the heart of this narrative are three soldiers suffering war neurosis (shell shock), but the story refracts out to the madness of a town that has recently experienced significant trauma. The polarities of treatment for soldiers - from the talking cure of Dr Argent (& WH Rivers) to the 'punitive' methods of Dr Pilchard (& Lewis Yealland) - find a parallel in civilian manifestations. Post air raid anxiety, on a personal and a civic scale, can be treated by arrest and prosecution, or by accommodation and understanding.

31 May 1917 - Gabriel Graham20170531

In Folkestone, Gabriel Graham deals with the fallout of the aeroplane attacks.

4 April 1916 - Isaac Cox20160404

On this day in 1916, strikers returned to work at the Clyde shipyards, and at Halecot Farm the future of Isaac Cox's family hangs in the balance.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES

This season of Home Front is set in a farming community in South Devon, where Gabriel's sister Cora lives, and - coincidentally - where Adam Wilson headed at the end of Season Six, running away from his crime, and looking for Dieter. Our characters' stories take place against the backdrop of history, in this case, a notable shift in the preoccupations of the Home Front.

April 1916 marks the moment in the First World War when recruitment was no longer voluntary, and conscription into the military began to take hold. And with conscription came objection, and the war witnessed over two million tribunals looked into the merits of men appealing against the draft. Devon was one of the counties most resistant to joining up, voluntarily or not.

Season 7 of Home Front is story-led by Richard Monks (STONE, INQUEST) and written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (PILGRIM, MR RAINBOW), Lucy Catherine (THE MASTER AND MARGARITA, RIOT GIRLS), Shaun McKenna (THE FORSYTES, THE COMPLETE SMILEY), and Sarah Daniels (THE CAZALETS, EATING FOR ENGLAND).

4 August 191720170804

A service is held on the Leas to mark the third anniversary of the outbreak of war.

4 February 1916 - Olive Hargreaves20160204

On this day, Harrods Stores was fined £5 for selling morphine without keeping a register, and Sister Hargreaves has a particularly bad day.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

4 January 1916 - Dorothea Winwood20160104

On this day, Lord Derby published a report that over 650,000 fit single men hadn't offered themselves for service, and Dorothea Winwood is getting into the rhythm of work at the Bevan.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

4 January 1917 - Edie Chadwick20170104

On this day in 1917, the Russian battleship "Peresvyet" sank after hitting a German mine, and Edie Chadwick surveys Tynemouth's own wreckage.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

4 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley20160504

On this day in 1916, the papers reported the extension of conscription to include all men between the ages of 18 and 41, and Alexander Gidley continues to face resistance at the quarry.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

4 May 1917 - Nancy Parker20170504

In Folkestone, Nancy Parker's kitchen is invaded.

4 September 1917 - Maisie Harris20170904

Maisie Harris is fearful about the war coming home.

5 April 1916 - John Rossiter20160405

On this day in 1916, a Zeppelin raid dropped bombs on the North East coast, while at Spittal End Farm conscription appears on the horizon.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

5 February 1916 - Florrie Wilson20160205

On this day, it was proposed that munitions workers be exempted from the conscription bill, and tiredness and grief give Florrie Wilson a very short fuse.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

5 January 1916 - Adeline Lumley20160105

On this day, parliament had its first reading of the Compulsory Military Service Bill, and Adeline brings her son home.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

5 January 1917 - Kenny Stokoe20170105

On this day in 1917 the Hidden Hand Committee recommended giving to the Home Secretary powers to revoke naturalisation and in Tynemouth, Kenny's allegiances come under scrutiny.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

5 June 1917 - Eric Morton20170605

In Folkestone, the police station continues to deal with the fallout of the air raid.

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley20160505

On this day in 1916, the Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

5 May 1917 - Cynthia Hamilton20170505

The repairs are nearly complete at St Stephen's.

5 September 1917 - Howard Argent20170905

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

6 April 1916 - Sylvia Graham20160406

On this day in 1916, Britain intercepted £56,000 of Swedish herring on its way to Germany, while at Staverley Court Sylvia Graham wants to enjoy an English summer's day.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6 January 1916 - Hilary Pearce20160106

On this day, General Aylmer led the first relief attempt in the Siege of Kut, and Hilary is caught up in the arrangements for celebrating the Derby Scheme.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

6 January 1917 - Alan Lowther20170106

On this day in 1917, British troops made a successful daylight raid near Arras, taking German positions and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther finds himself under attack from all sides.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

6 June 1917 - Gabriel Graham20170606

In Folkestone, Gabriel Graham's tempestuous journey leads to a flash of inspiration.

6 May 1916 - Johnnie Marshall20160506

On this day in 1916, two conscientious objectors were arrested in Newton Abbot, and Johnnie Marshall is in pursuit of information.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6 September 1916 - Alice Macknade20160906

On this day in 1916, 80 men were detained as absentee conscripts after a raid on a boxing tournament at Woolwich Hippodrome, and Bill Macknade is back on fighting form.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

6 September 1917 - Alice Macknade20170906
7 April 1916 - Elspeth Tavener20160407

On this day in 1916, newspapers reported the discovery in Chicago of an anarchist plot to assassinate the rulers of Europe, while at Halecot Farm, more old feuds are reignited.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

7 August 191720170807

Captain Lumley returns to Folkestone a more fragile man.

7 January 1916 - Victor Lumley20160107

On this day, Lord Selbourne made an appeal for more game to be donated to hospitals, before the end of the shooting season, and Victor feels more hunted than hunter.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

7 June 1917 - Isabel Graham20170607

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago.

On this day in 1917, in the early hours of the morning, people as far away as Dublin were woken by the detonation of Messines Ridge, the biggest man-made explosion in history. In Folkestone, it's deafening.

Singers....Nancy Cole, Ksynia Loeffler, Stephen Jeffes, Tom Raskin, Charles Gibbs
Organ - David Smith

Written by Katie Hims
Singers conducted by Sam Evans
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

7 September 1916 - Elizabeth Chance20160907

On this day in 1916, a repatriated prisoner of war reported German propaganda claiming the destruction of the Houses of Parliament by zeppelins, and the Winwood household is finally ready for some truths.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

7 September 1917 - Isabel Graham20170907

In Folkestone, a traumatised soldier has the Grahams in disarray.

8 April 1916 - Alexander Gidley20160408

On this day in 1916, an escaped German POW was re-captured, and Alexander Gidley is shaken by an encounter with a young war hero.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

8 August 1916 - Sylvia Graham20160808

On this day in 1916, the Daily Mirror reported 22 deaths from heatstroke on a hospital ship, and the Graham household is concerned for Gabriel's mind.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES

This season of Home Front is set back in Folkestone, during the Battle of the Somme, and just after the death of Lord Kitchener in circumstances that provoked a number of conspiracy theories, and the execution of Sir Roger Casement for his role in the Easter Rising. 'Spyfever' was understandably at a pitch, and Folkestone was an important base for the newly formed Secret Service bureau. Both the Secret Intelligence Service and the War Office had bases in the town, recruiting and organising overseas intelligence gathering. Genuine players at the time include Captain Mansfield Cumming, codename C (Brian Protheroe), and Major Cecil Cameron, codename CF (Justin Salinger).

The film, 'The Battle of the Somme' was released on 10 August, and became Britain's biggest selling film until Star Wars. Around 20 million people - almost half the population, saw the film during the summer of 1916.

Season 8 of Home Front is story-led by Katie Hims (MARTIN BECK, KING DAVID) and written by Sarah Daniels (THE CAZALETS, EATING FOR ENGLAND), Shaun McKenna (THE FORSYTES, THE COMPLETE SMILEY), Mike Walker (THE STUARTS, THE ROMANOVS) and Sebastian Baczkiewicz (PILGRIM, MR RAINBOW).

SECRET SHAKESPEARE

A phrase is hidden in every episode in 2016. If you spot one, tweet it using #BBCHomeFront.

8 August 1917 - Alice Macknade20170808

In Folkestone, Alice feels less than charitable.

8 February 1916 - Isabel Graham20160208

On this day the siege of Kut al Amara entered its 63rd day, and Isabel finally finds a solution for the persistent young Cristine.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

8 January 1916 - Ruth Billings20160108

This day marked the ending of the Dardanelles campaign, as the last troops evacuated Gallipoli, and finds Ruth Billings cold and hungry, and unsure how to survive.

Written by Mike Walker

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

8 June 1917 - Florrie Wilson20170608

In Folkestone, Kitty only has eyes for baby May.

8 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley20170508

Victor Lumley arrives home on leave in need of a good steak.

8 September 1916 - Dennis Monk20160908

On this day in 1916, the Daily Mirror featured amputee soldiers fitted with new limbs, and Dennis Monk tries to re-enter Folkestone life.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

8 September 1917 - Alec Poole20170908
9 August 1916 - Edie Chadwick20160809

On this day in 1916, the 'spycatcher' Peter Wright was born, and Edie, thus far economical with the truth, is forced to open her heart.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

9 August 191720170809

Reverend Winwood soothes Alec Poole.

9 February 1916 - Norman Harris20160209

On this day four bombs were dropped near a girls' school in Kent causing 3 casualties, while Norman Harris receives wonderful news.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

9 January 1917 - Anthony Yates20170109

On this day in 1917, Germany resumed her policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and despite efforts to smooth the waters, tensions continue to run high at Marshall's.

Written by Claudine Toutoungi

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

9 June 1917 - Ralph Winwood20170609

Ralph has a very early morning visitor.

9 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley20160509

On this day in 1916, the Summer Time Bill was introduced to parliament, and Kitty and Dieter get to make hay, metaphorically.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

9 May 1917 - Joan Edkins20170509

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago.

9 September 1916 - Jessie Moore20160909

On this day in 1916, two people died by hand grenade in Glasgow, after a woman challenged a wounded ex-soldier to a fight, and Jessie and Adam enter a singing contest on the pier.

Written by Shaun McKenna and Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

Christmas Day 1915 - Adeline Lumley20151225

On this day, J M Barrie presented the Peter Pan cup to a 13 year old who swam the Serpentine, and Adeline Lumley makes a Christmas wish.

Written by Richard Monks and Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

Home Front: A Lightening20170525

A special edition of Home Front, marking the centenary of Britain's first Gotha Air Raid.

By Sarah Daniels. A special edition of Home Front, marking the centenary of Britain's first Gotha Air Raid, which devastated Folkestone on 25 May 1917. Weaving real historical figures and testimony with the stories and characters of Home Front, Sarah Daniels pays tribute to the people who died in this sudden, shocking atrocity.

Written by Sarah Daniels
Sound by Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES
Friday 25 May 1917 marked the beginning of the Whitsun weekend, and shoppers queued in Tontine Street outside Stokes Greengrocers, who had put word around town that they were stocking fresh potatoes on that day. A squadron of Gotha planes who had attempted an attack on London, were returning unsuccessful, and tried their luck bombing the railway line that took thousands of soldiers daily to the coast.

Some planes attacked Shorncliffe Camp, killing 18, mainly Canadians, while others swept east across the town. A single bomb was dropped on Tontine Street at 6.22pm (breaking the clock of the Congregational Church). It killed 63 - 10 men, 28 women and 25 children. More than 100 were injured.

On Thursday 25 May 2017, the first plaque commemorating the dead of the Tontine Street bomb will be unveiled in Folkestone, at 6.22pm.

By Sarah Daniels. A special edition of Home Front, marking the centenary of Britain's first Gotha Air Raid, which devastated Folkestone on 25 May 1917. Weaving real historical figures and testimony with the stories and characters of Home Front, Sarah Daniels pays tribute to the people who died in this sudden, shocking atrocity.

Written by Sarah Daniels
Sound by Martha Littlehailes
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES
Friday 25 May 1917 marked the beginning of the Whitsun weekend, and shoppers queued in Tontine Street outside Stokes Greengrocers, who had put word around town that they were stocking fresh potatoes on that day. A squadron of Gotha planes who had attempted an attack on London, were returning unsuccessful, and tried their luck bombing the railway line that took thousands of soldiers daily to the coast.

Some planes attacked Shorncliffe Camp, killing 18, mainly Canadians, while others swept east across the town. A single bomb was dropped on Tontine Street at 6.22pm (breaking the clock of the Congregational Church). It killed 63 - 10 men, 28 women and 25 children. More than 100 were injured.

On Thursday 25 May 2017, the first plaque commemorating the victims will be unveiled in Folkestone.

014 August 1914 - Kitty Wilson20140804

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. As Britain waits for Germany's response to their ultimatum, in Folkestone, Kitty Wilson has a deadline of her own.

Written by: Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front is a ground-breaking new Radio Four radio drama - its biggest ever at around 600 episodes - set in Britain during the Great War, playing a central role in the BBC's comprehensive World War One offering.

An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, and follows one character's day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British society, and a playful treasure hunt, with at least one historical truth hidden in each story.

Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the military machine, and close enough to France to hear the fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, telling the major stories of wartime Britain.

Marking major and minor events of the time, Home Front charts the strategies that ordinary people found for managing life in wartime, and how, together, they ensured that the Home Front didn't break down.

025 August 1914 - Gabriel Graham20140805

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. Folkestone has woken up to new responsibilities as a part of the war machine.

Written by: Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

036 August 1914 - Jimmy Macknade20140806

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. In all the excitement of war, two seven year old boys fancy an adventure of their own.

Written by: Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

047 August 1914 - Ralph Winwood20140807

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. When a postman drops dead in the Post Office, the life of Reverend Mr Winwood takes an unexpected turn.

Written by: Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

058 August 1914 - Adam Wilson20140808

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. Perfect weather for the Sunday School picnic.

Written by: Katie Hims

Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

0611 August 1914 - Norman Harris20140811

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. As the search for the missing boys continues, Folkestone's local police find their resources terribly stretched...

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffatt

Music by: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front is a ground-breaking new Radio Four radio drama - its biggest ever at around 600 episodes - set in Britain during the Great War, playing a central role in the BBC's comprehensive World War One offering.

An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, and follows one character's day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British society, and a playful treasure hunt, with at least one historical truth hidden in each story.

Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the military machine, and close enough to France to hear the fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, telling the major stories of wartime Britain.

Marking major and minor events of the time, Home Front charts the strategies that ordinary people found for managing life in wartime, and how, together, they ensured that the Home Front didn't break down.

0712 August 1914 - Victor Lumley20140812

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. As Britain and France declare war on Austria- Hungary, two cousins from Folkestone can't wait to join in.

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffatt

Music by: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

0813 August 1914 - Florrie Wilson20140813

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. The squadron of the First Royal Flying Corps leaves for France and a local Folkestone newspaper starts a rumour.

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffatt

Music: Matthew Strachan.

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

0914 August 1914 - Kitty Wilson20140814

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. On the Folkestone Leas, an unlikely pair are brought together to promote the town's flagging tourism.

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffatt

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1015 August 1914 - Isabel Graham20140815

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. At Folkestone harbour, the Grahams bid a fond farewell to Freddie.

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffatt

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1118 August 1914 - Hilary Pearce20140818

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. Where there's war, there's brass, and Hilary Pearce has the makings of a real operator.

Written by: Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1219 August 1914 - Victor Lumley20140819

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. Lt Lumley is devastated that he can't go to war, not least because life at home is so complicated.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1320 August 1914 - Ralph Winwood20140820

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. The Belgian refugees, escaping the atrocities at home, pour into Folkestone and present a new challenge for the townsfolk.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1421 August 1914 - Florrie Wilson20140821

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain a hundred years ago today. A boy's hat is discovered on the beach.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1522 August 1914 - Jessie Moore20140822

An eclipse brings tourists, soldiers, refugees and townsfolk flocking to the seafront.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1625 August 1914 - Isabel Graham20140825

After the influx of refugees from Belgium, initiatives are afoot at St Judes to help.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1726 August 1914 - Adam Wilson20140826

In Folkestone, the German Consulate is under surveillance.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1827 August 1914 - Gabriel Graham20140827

In Folkestone, Gabriel struggles to write an appropriate speech for the first British war wounded...

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1928 August 1914 - Dorothea Winwood20140828

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. Britain were victorious in their first naval battle and in Folkestone, there are tears at the Vicarage.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

2029 August 1914 - Albert Wilson20140829

In Folkestone, the cake sale at St Jude's is in full swing.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

211 September 1914 - Florrie Wilson20140901

A retired Admiral, Charles Fitzgerald, conceived the notion of the White Feather movement in Folkestone. Local women are encouraged to join in the shaming of non-combatants, with more or less success.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

222 September 1914 - Ralph Winwood20140902

The complications in the vicar's life threaten to catch up with him.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

233 September 1914 - Marieke Dupont20140903

A Belgian couple arrive at the vicarage claiming that Matthieu is their baby, but Marieke has more than an instinct that they are lying.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

244 September 1914 - Norman Harris20140904

The policeman's lot is a varied one in wartime Folkestone - from protecting a german breed of dog to arresting Lord Alfred Douglas by appointment.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

255 September 1914 - Sylvia Graham20140905

The fear of Victor's ruin in an ill-advised marriage becomes very real for his aunt, who is prepared to do everything in her power to stop it.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

268 September 1914 - Isabel Graham20140908

As plans for the local regatta gather pace, life for the Grahams will never be the same again.

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

279 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham20140909

With the magistrate court in session and the local regatta, it's a busy day for Gabriel...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

2810 September 1914 - Adam Wilson20140910

Adam and Jessie make an alarming discovery in the church yard at St Jude's...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

2911 September 1914 - Kitty Wilson20140911

There's a storm brewing down at harbour and no shelter for some...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

3012 September 1914 - Alice Macknade20140912

There's a birthday at the Macknades' but not much to celebrate...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

3115 September 1914 - Jack Wilson20140915

It's the day of the memorial service, and everyone brings their own grief.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3216 September 1914 - Victor Lumley20140916

Lieutenant Lumley is a man with a plan.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3317 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham20140917

Councillor Graham sees a new side to Folkestone.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3418 September 1914 - Ralph Winwood20140918

A momentous day for the Winwood household. Ralph has something very important to tell Dorothea, who has something very important to tell Ralph.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3519 September 1914 - Kitty Wilson20140919

Hatch, match and dispatch. Parenthood, marriage and death all feature in Kitty's day, and none of them straightforward.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3622 September 1914 - Adam Wilson20140922

After weeks of surveillance, Adam and Jessie confront the mysterious man at the German consulate.

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffatt

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

3723 September 1914 - Ottoline Lambert20140923

In Folkestone, the search for a comfortable home for two Belgian refugees continues...

Written by: Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

3824 September 1914 - Sylvia Graham20140924

In the Graham household, there's a speech to prepare...

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffat

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

3925 September 1914 - Dorothea Winwood20140925

Well-known suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst arrives in Folkestone to address a meeting, and there's unrest at the vicarage.

Cast

Dorothea - Rachel Shelley

Kitty - Ami Metcalf

Ralph - Nicholas Murchie

Marieke - Olivia Ross

Mrs Pankhurst - Harriet Walter

Chair - Sean Murray

Sylvia - Deborah Findlay

Hilary - Craige Els

Writers: Katie Hims and Sean Moffat

Music: Matthew Strachan

Director: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

4026 September 1914 - Victor Lumley And Kitty Wilson20140926

After much negotiation, an amicable alliance is finally reached on the Leas in Folkestone...

Cast

Victor - Joel MacCormack

Kitty - Ami Metcalf

Written by: Katie Hims and Sean Moffat

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

4129 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham20140929

Councillor Graham develops a taste for tobacco and potatoes, and wishes for a New World.

Cast

Gabriel - Michael Bertenshaw

Hilary - Craige Els

Walter - Joel MacCormack

Florrie - Claire Rushbrook

Esme - Katie Angelou

Isabel - Keely Beresford

Sylvia - Deborah Findlay

Written by Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

4230 September 1914 - Alice Macknade20140930

Alice is released from prison, but really doesn't want to go home.

Written by Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

431 October 1914 - Isabel Graham20141001

First Dorothea and then Sylvia start to act entirely out of character. Isabel has trouble understanding anyone's behaviour.

Written by Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

442 October 1914 - Ralph Winwood20141002

Adam finally tells the whole truth, as all Reverend Winwood's chickens come home to roost.

Written by Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

453 October 1914 - Florrie Wilson20141003

The last episode in the current season, as the Wilson family wave Victor off to war. Another lost boy.

Written by Katie Hims

Music: Matthew Strachan

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

461 December 1914 - Sylvia Graham20141201

The Graham household prepares for an arrival.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

472 December 1914 - Kitty Wilson20141202

No news is good news, but for Kitty, good news is devastating.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

483 December 1914 - Dorothea Winwood20141203

All is not well in the Winwood household, but Ralph cannot fathom why not.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

494 December 1914 - Jessie Moore20141204

In a town where recruitment is in the air, Jessie is determined to do her bit for the war effort, but can't seem to find anything to do.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

505 December 1914 - Joe Macknade20141205

Joe Macknade dearly wants to enlist, but is it for glory, or to escape home?

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

518 December 1914 - Ralph Winwood20141208

A newcomer spells trouble for the inhabitants of St. Jude's...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

529 December 1914 - Ivy Layton20141209

The Pleasure Gardens Theatre in Folkestone prepares for its variety show...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

5310 December 1914 - Victor Lumley20141210

The Graham family welcome a charming visitor.

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

5411 December 1914 - Isabel Graham20141211

Despite the best of intentions, things don't go to plan for Reverend Winwood...

Written by: Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

5512 December 1914 - Norman Harris20141212

Epic drama series set in Britain during the First World War.

5615 December 1914 - Hilary Pearce20141215

A surprise visitor at Folkestone Town Hall shakes Hilary Pearce's easy confidence.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

5716 December 1914 - Ralph Winwood20141216

The day's events make Reverend Ralph Winwood question his own authority.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

5817 December 1914 - Archie Tulliver20141217

The recruitment drive takes a new and charming turn on the streets of Folkestone.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

5918 December 1914 - Mervyn Harris20141218

Maisie Plackett takes very seriously the question 'Is Your Best Boy in Khaki?'

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

6019 December 1914 - Alice Macknade20141219

A surprise turn of events in the Macknade household heralds a change in their fortunes.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

6122 December 1914 - Phyllis Marshall20141222

Amidst a surge in drunken soldiers in town, a more refined visitor arrives at the Harbour station.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6223 December 1914 - Sylvia Graham20141223

The Christmas tea for the Belgian Wounded doesn't go entirely to plan.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6324 December 1914 - Joe Macknade20141224

It's Christmas Eve and one keen young man has an appointment to keep.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6425 December 1914 - Dorothea Winwood20141225

At St Jude's Vicarage, not everyone's feeling the festive spirit.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6526 December 1914 - Isabel Graham20141226

The Grahams plan a quiet harmonious Boxing Day.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6629 December 1914 - Joe Macknade20141229

Warwickshire cricket captain Jim Troughton guest stars as England cricketer Colin Blythe on a recruitment drive in Folkestone, and appealing to one young man in particular.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

665 January 1915 - Isabel Graham20150105

The women of Folkestone struggle to help returning soldiers suffering from frostbite.

Written by: Katie Hims

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

6730 December 1914 - Esme Macknade20141230

Esme desperately needs a friend, and finds one in an unexpected place.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

676 January 1915 - Jack Wilson20150106

A couple of visitors descend on the Wilsons, one more welcome than the other.

Written by: Katie Hims

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

687 January 1915 - Ivy Layton20150107

At Folkestone's Pleasure Gardens Theatre, someone's in for a surprise.

Written by: Katie Hims

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

688 January 1915 - Alice Macknade20150108

The Folkestone community mourns the loss of one of its missing.

Written by: Katie Hims

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

68New Year's Eve 1914 - Albert And Florrie Wilson20141231

Can the Wilsons draw a line under the terrible events of 1914, by celebrating New Year in the time-honoured fashion?

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

702 January 1915 - Ivor Davies20150102

The recruitment drive is finally bearing fruit for Sergeant Major Davies, but nothing is simple.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

709 January 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150109

The Graham household is a hive of activity as they await a special delivery.

Written by: Katie Hims

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

762 February 1915 - Albert Wilson20150202

New season of Radio 4's epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. The Wilson household can only keep baby Peter a secret for so long.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.

773 February 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150203

Kitty discovers that the further she travels, the less she understands.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

784 February 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall20150204

Despite the obvious profits of war, Geoffrey Marshall, factory owner, can't rest on his laurels while his workforce are heeding the call to enlist.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

795 February 1915 - Cressida Marshall20150205

It's six weeks since the birth of her third baby, and Cressida is ready to get back in the saddle.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.

806 February 1915 - Robert Lyle20150206

Robert Lyle never expected today to bring this many challenges.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

819 February 1915 - Edie Chadwick20150209

Edie is excited about her new job not least as it allows her to escape friction at home.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed by: Jessica Dromgoole.

8210 February 1915 - Johnnie Marshall20150210

Not everyone at Collingwood Park is in favour of Marshalls manufacturing munitions.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed by: Jessica Dromgoole.

8311 February 1915 - Duncan Chadwick20150211

There's unrest within the Chadwick family.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

8412 February 1915 - Esther O'leary20150212

Councillor Maud Burnett's controversial scheme is gathering pace.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

8513 February 1915 - Fraser Chadwick20150213

A budding local reporter can't believe his luck.

Written by: Shaun McKenna

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

8616 February 1915 - Cressida Marshall20150216

Cressida wants to be at the forefront of the women's struggle, but can't be taken seriously.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

8717 February 1915 - Johnnie Marshall20150217

Johnnie's lowly ambitions meet resistance at all levels.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

8818 February 1915 - Fraser Chadwick20150218

Fraser's day is one of constant negotiation, and not just on union matters.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

8919 February 1915 - Luke Lyle20150219

Luke has low expectations of an assignment, until he meets Esther O'Leary.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

9020 February 1915 - Edie Chadwick20150220

Johnnie Marshall's attentions to Edie don't go unnoticed.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

9123 February 1915 - Alan Lowther20150223

At Marshalls, Alan's patience is being tested.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

9224 February 1915 - Phyllis Marshall20150224

Phyllis readies herself for a particularly difficult meeting.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

9325 February 1915 - Johnnie Marshall20150225

A pretty visitor turns heads at Marshalls factory.

Written by: Melissa Murray

Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

9426 February 1915 - Fraser Chadwick20150226

The rift between the Chadwick twins deepens.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

9527 February 1915 - Robert O'leary20150227

Robert's careful equilibrium is shaken.

Written by Melissa Murray

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

962 March 1915 - Phyllis Marshall20150302

Folkestone arrives in Tynemouth as the Graham and Wilson clans arrive for the christenings of Peter and Rosalind.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.

973 March 1915 - Fraser Chadwick20150303

Fraser finds being a union representative at Marshalls' Factory the easiest part of his life.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.

984 March 1915 - Robert Lyle20150304

The harmony of Robert's home life is threatened when he intervenes to help Davy's little boy.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

995 March 1915 - Adam Wilson20150305

Rosalind Marshall and Peter Samuel Lumley are welcomed into the church, but some of the congregation feel a lot less welcome.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.

1006 March 1915 - Esther O'leary20150306

Esther loves her new job, scavenging in Tynemouth, and is delighted to see her dad there.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1019 March 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall20150309

Some news close to home leaves Geoffrey reeling.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

10210 March 1915 - Robert Lyle20150310

Luke refuses to tow the line with his father.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

10311 March 1915 - Luke Lyle20150311

The Lyles are in for a nasty shock.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10412 March 1915 - Phyllis Marshall20150312

Collingwood Park is prepared for a home coming.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10513 March 1915 - Davy Wardle20150313

The men at Marshalls are spoiling for a fight.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

10616 March 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150316

Kitty's life feels like a Gothic novel, complete with footprints in the snow, and a haunted lake.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10717 March 1915 - Cressida Marshall20150317

Cressida hits the roof when she realises what her mother and aunt have kept from her.

Cast

Cressida Marshall - Bettrys Jones

Geoffrey Marshall - Dominic Mafham

Kitty Lumley - Ami Metcalf

Phyllis Marshall - Christine Absalom

Sylvia Graham - Barbara Flynn

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10818 March 1915 - Alan Lowther20150318

Some particularly mean bullying on the factory floor reveals an extraordinary truth.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

10919 March 1915 - Joyce Lyle20150319

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury like Joyce Lyle scorned

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11020 March 1915 - Edie Chadwick20150320

Edie wants excitement in her life, and finds it in an odd place, when an exotic and exciting cargo washes up on Long Sands in Tynemouth.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11123 March 1915 - Luke Lyle20150323

Joyce confronts two of her demons.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11224 March 1915 - Johnnie Marshall20150324

A man's job and a woman's honour hang in the balance.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11325 March 1915 - Marion Wardle20150325

Fraser has got the wrong idea about Marion altogether.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11426 March 1915 - Adeline Lumley20150326

A day of arrivals and departures in Collingwood Park.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11527 March 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150327

In the last episode of the current season, Marshalls loses two of its best female employees.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed and produced by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11625 May 1915 - Ivy Layton20150525

New season of Radio 4's epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. Ivy is shocked at how much and how quickly Folkestone has changed.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11726 May 1915 - Josiah King20150526

There's a new policeman in Folkestone, and he's determined to make his mark.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11827 May 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150527

A cryptic parcel arrives for Kitty at the Wilsons.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

11928 May 1915 - Ralph Winwood20150528

Reverend Winwood is finding his faith, and his resilience, tested.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12029 May 1915 - Hilary Pearce20150529

Hilary Pearce is making his quiet way up in the world.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1211 June 1915 - Juliet Cavendish20150601

It's Councillor Graham's birthday, and Juliet has a surprise for him.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1222 June 1915 - Thornton Tulliver20150602

A day at the flapping, and Thornton has his eye on another prize in Folkestone.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1233 June 1915 - Florrie Wilson20150603

A succession of visitors to the Wilson household can't tempt Florrie out of doors.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1244 June 1915 - Howard Argent20150604

Ralph is impressed by Howard's different approach to treating the wounded.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1255 June 1915 - Jessie Moore20150605

Even Folkestone's younger residents make the most of the Canadians being in town.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1268 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150608

Florrie still isn't going out, but the Wilsons are learning to work around her.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1279 June 1915 - Thornton Tulliver20150609

Thornton can charm the birds out of the trees, and the money out of Canadian pockets.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12810 June 1915 - Gabriel Graham20150610

Telegram girls were employed in hopes of taking the sting out of the news they delivered.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

12911 June 1915 - Ivy Layton20150611

Time moves so quickly, Ivy hasn't had the opportunity to mourn Archie.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13012 June 1915 - Jessie Moore20150612

Jessie and Adam find ingenious ways of making money.

Written by Shaun McKenna

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13115 June 1915 - Sylvia Graham20150615

The Graham household is in chaos and certainly not prepared for any visitors.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Georgia Fitch

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

13216 June 1915 - Josiah King20150616

The new police constable is on a mission to clean up Folkestone and won't accept excuses.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

13223 June 1915 - Dieter Lippke20150623

A fugitive returns.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13317 June 1915 - Alice Macknade20150617

Despite trouble at home, Alice is swept off her feet at work.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

13418 June 1915 - Beau Tilley20150618

Folkestone is in need of some Canadian diplomacy.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

13519 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150619

Sergeant Harris has awkward news to break to the Wilsons.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Georgia Fitch

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

13622 June 1915 - Howard Argent20150622

Howard discovers that he is being secretly cared for by the entire Winwood household.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Georgia Fitch

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13824 June 1915 - Mrs Florrie Wilson20150624

Florrie gets a telegram.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

13925 June 1915 - Ivy Layton20150625

Ivy goes for a quiet lunch with Hilary Pearce.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

14026 June 1915 - Marieke Dupont20150626

Tempers wear very thin at St Jude's Vicarage.

Written by Georgia Fitch

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

14129 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150629

Kitty puts herself in danger for the man she loves.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

14230 June 1915 - Esme Macknade20150630

The Grahams have a plan to match-make Toby with their recently bereaved daughter, Juliet.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1431 July 1915 - Alice Macknade20150701

In Folkestone, the Dominion Day celebrations are infectious.

Cast

Alice Macknade - Claire- Louise Cordwell

Roy Lavoie - Tim Beckmann

Mickey Macknade - Reece Buttery

Maggie Macknade - Hollie Thoupos

Adam Wilson - Leo Montague

Jessie Moore - Lucy Hutchinson

Thornton Tulliver - Nigel Harman

Muriel Grainger - Hannah Tointon

Waiter - Jude Akuwudike

Canadian Soldier 1 - Nathan Nolan

Canadian Soldier 2 - Owen Clark

Canadian Soldier 3 - Stephen Critchlow

Canadian Soldier 4 - David Hounslow

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1442 July 1915 - Victor Lumley20150702

Victor is home on leave, and hardly expected to have to fight a whole new set of battles.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1453 July 1915 - Howard Argent20150703

Howard throws caution to the wind.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1466 July 1915 - Victor Lumley20150706

Victor prepares for a meeting he only ever dreamed about before.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1477 July 1915 - Hilary Pearce20150707

Hilary is too impatient to settle for the long game, financially.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1488 July 1915 - Mervyn Harris20150708

When Mervyn returns home on leave, only Maisie is unchanged by the war, for better or worse.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1499 July 1915 - Mickey Macknade20150709

The day that Mickey Macknade put away childish things, and grew up.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15010 July 1915 - Ralph Winwood20150710

Reverend Winwood finds ministering to a diverse flock of parishioners far easier than his own household.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15113 July 1915 - Howard Argent20150713

A wartime celebrity makes an unexpected appearance in Folkestone.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

15214 July 1915 - Florrie Wilson20150714

Victor brings shocking news to the Wilsons.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

15315 July 1915 - Norman Harris20150715

The investigation into Police Constable King's murder gathers pace.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

15416 July 1915 - Juliet Cavendish20150716

The Grahams' engagement party for Howard and Juliet proves more eventful than planned.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

15517 July 1915 - Thornton Tulliver20150717

Expect fireworks at the grand opening of Hilary's latest venture.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Lucy Collingwood

Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

1567 September 1915 - Gabriel Graham20150907

The Graham household mark the day, a year on, when they lost their only son.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

NOTES

This is the opening episode of Season Five of Home Front, story-led by Sarah Daniels, which has at its heart a focus on Spiritualism*.

Unsurprisingly, the tide of grief and bereavement that visited Britain during the First World War brought with it a great flowering of spiritualism. Relatives wanted to be close to their loved ones in a way conventional religion was struggling to provide. For this reason many decided to extend their faith 'over the church wall', testing the waters of Spiritualism and psychical contact with the dead.

The Church was officially hostile, with the Bishop of London one of many who warned against the movement. Often the concern was less one of fraudulence - Spiritualism was compatible with Christianity - but rather that the mediums were meddling with dangerous forces and could easily be led astray. Accusations of charlatanism, pseudo-science and exploiting the bereaved were rife. It hardly helped that Spiritualism came in so many different guises. There was spiritualism as an industry, where palm-readers and mediums sold their services for profit; there was Spiritualism as a belief and philosophy; and there was the 'scientific' pursuit of psychical research, supported by leading thinkers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who referred to it as "a call of hope and of guidance to the human race at the time of its deepest affliction"

*Earlier seasons have focused on the Outbreak of War, Recruitment, Industry and Profiteering. All previous seasons are available to download from bbc.co.uk/homefront.

1578 September 1915 - Alice Macknade20150908

Alice Macknade has to say farewell to the love of her life as he heads off to war, just months after saying the same to her husband.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1589 September 1915 - Juliet Argent20150909

When Juliet Argent sees her good friend Dorothea struggling to cope with impending motherhood, she has a brilliant idea.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

15910 September 1915 - Maggie Macknade20150910

Maggie Macknade is the only person in her household who seems to understand the dangers of harbouring a deserter.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

16011 September 1915 - Florrie Wilson20150911

Florrie agrees to accompany her neighbour Sally on a strange visit.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

16114 September 1915- Sylvia Graham20150914

In the Graham household, new science and technology offers some practical comfort.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16215 September 1915 - Alice Macknade20150915

Alice and Roy try to evade the inevitable in the hope Roy can escape transfer to France, or even court martial.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16316 September 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150916

A letter from Marion and the bairns sets Kitty's heart racing.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16417 September 1915 - Ralph Winwood20150917

The big day finally arrives for Dorothea and Ralph.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16518 September 1915 - Ivy Layton20150918

Ivy Layton creates a theatrical novelty - Madame Aethyria.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

16621 September 1915 - Florrie Wilson20150921

Albert Wilson doesn't think he and Florrie should pass up on two free tickets to the theatre.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

16722 September 1915 - Dorothea Winwood20150922

The Winwoods venture out for the first time with their new baby.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

16823 September 1915 - Juliet Argent20150923

Juliet makes an undercover visit.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

16924 September 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150924

Kitty Wilson makes a strategic decision to keep her friends close.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

17025 September 1915 - Ralph Winwood20150925

It's a day of ceremonies for the vicar of St Jude's.

Written by Katie Hims

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

17128 September 1915 - Adeline Lumley20150928

Mrs Crayford claims she can communicate with the dead, but can't seem to get through to Adeline Marshall.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

17229 September 1915 - Kitty Lumley20150929

Peter Lumley says his first words.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

17330 September 1915 - Sam Wilson20150930

The war seems particularly far away for the Wilson family.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1741 October 1915 - Florrie Wilson20151001

Florrie and Albert can hardly speak for happiness.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1752 October 1915 - Juliet Argent20151002

Juliet's secret is growing out of control.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1765 October 1915 - Alice Macknade20151005

Roy takes a surprising step to avoid being identified as a deserter.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

1776 October 1915 - Gabriel Graham20151006

Gabriel begins to suspect Dolly Clout may not be the real thing

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

1787 October 1915 - Dorothea Winwood20151007

Dorothea writes a difficult letter to Ralph.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

1798 October 1915 - Sylvia Graham20151008

Sylvia Graham finds her family at the centre of an unexpected theatrical incident

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

1809 October 1915 - Lilian Frost20151009

Lilian Frost sees Roland in a new light.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

18112 October 1915 - Adeline Lumley20151012

On this day, Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad, and a letter arrives at the Grahams' with bad news.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

A letter arrives at the Grahams' with bad news.

18213 October 1915 - Kitty Lumley20151013

On this day the education aspect was dropped from the recruitment test, and Kitty is shocked to discover a whole world she knew nothing about.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18314 October 1915 - Adam Wilson20151014

On this day, Emmeline Pankhurst declared 'There should be a place for every man, no matter his age, to wear a uniform and learn to shoot', but Adam cannot celebrate.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18415 October 1915 - Isabel Graham20151015

On this day, the Battle of Loos ended, but it's clear that the war has changed Isabel Graham irrevocably.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18516 October 1915 - Albert Wilson20151016

On this day, Britain heard that nurse Edith Cavell had been executed, and Albert Wilson is up and out early as the troops are marching to the harbour.

Written by Sarah Daniels

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18619 October 1915 - Lilian Frost20151019

On this day Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria, and Lilian Frost tries to make amends

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

Lilian Frost tries to make amends to Roland with a thoughtful proposal

CAST

Lilian - Alex Tregear

Juliet - Lizzie Bourne

Mrs Edkins - Rachel Davies

Roland - Jack Holden

18720 October 1915 - Alice Macknade20151020

On this day Germany announced an assault on Riga, and Alice Macknade reluctantly hosts a dinner party

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

Alice Macknade reluctantly hosts a dinner party as her patience with cousin Pearl is sorely tested

18821 October 1915 - Isabel Graham20151021

On this day the Allied fleet bombarded the Bulgarian coast, and Isabel and Dorothea have to put aside their differences

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

Isabel and Dorothea have to put aside their differences to help Dolly Clout

18922 October 1915 - Adam Wilson20151022

On this day a British subject was found guilty of spying for Germany and sentenced to a lifetime of penal servitude, and Florrie and Albert take a trip to the pictures

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

Florrie and Albert's trip to the pictures has painful and far reaching consequences

19023 October 1915 - Albert Wilson20151023

On this day German cruiser Prinz Aldalbert was sunk by an Allied submarine losing most of its crew, and Albert Wilson has to make an impossible decision.

19126 October 1915 - Clemmie Crayford20151026

Folkestone's most respected medium is troubled by a new and insistent spirit.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19227 October 1915 - Alec Poole20151027

Two year old Mathieu Dupont goes missing.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19328 October 1915 - Roy Lavoie20151028

Private Lavoie sees an opportunity to escape court martial.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19429 October 1915 - Nancy Parker20151029

Folkestone is almost washed away by the rain.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19530 October 1915 - Kitty Lumley20151030

Kitty Wilson feels like leaving Folkestone forever.

Written by Richard Monks

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.